RAILWAY PREPARES FOR 'CHRISTMAS.
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Application has been made to the West Midland Licensing Authority by the L.M.S. Railway Co., for permission to acquire on a short-term licence 44 vehicles (1521 tons), for operation Within 20-mile radius of Birmingham. The vehicles are to be used for rail' borne traffic and are to supplement the existing fleet for collection and delivery during the autumnal and Christmas rush period, froth October 1 to December 31.
Scammell Wins French Award.
Messrs. Chenard-Walcker, F.A.R. Who are the concessionnaires in France . for the Scammell mechanical horse, have recently commenced delivery of au order for these vehicles for the State Railways, the machines being required for delivery services in Paris and its suburbs. Before delivery, one of the vehicles wasshown at the Heavy Vehicle Exhibition, organized by I! Auto and Autoneobilia Transports, and was awarded the Grand Prix in the "Transport of Goods" class.
Police Patrol Every Two Miles.
As an experiment to reduce accidents and particularly -to discourage the misuse of slow and fast traffic lanes, which has been prevalent this slimmer, Lanes County Constabulary have .just allocated, in addition to the usual mobile police force, a motorcycle traffic policeman to every two miles of the Blackpool-Preston arterial road.
Over last week-end, this concentrated observation proved beneficial to all road users.
Wider Road to Margate.
Kent County Council is to construct a further length of the Kent coastal road, which now ends at the junction with the Canterbury-Margate road at St. Nicholas-at-Wade. The coastal road
is to be extended for a distance of 11 mile by widening the existing road as far as the Margate borough boundary. About 5,000 vehicles, bound for the Thanet Seaside resorts, pass along this section of road every day in the summer season. They converge from two directions, some coming—from Canterbury and others from Faversham. A grant has been made from the Road Fund towards the cost, which is estimated at E36,000.
• £2,000,000 Worth of Fire-fighters.'
An excellent idea of the progress which has been made in the design and construction of fire-fighting appliances during the past 30 years is clearly indicated by an interesting publication recently circulated by Dennis Brothers, Ltd., Guildford. It is really a picture book of fire-fighters and the illustrations of modern types in the, service of a number of leading municipalities contrast forcibly with a picture of the first Dennis fire-engine supplied to the Bradford authorities, nearly 30 years ago. Since that time, the value of Dennis fire-engines placed in service has totalled approximately E2,000,000.
MR. J. T. PEPPER, a well-known Nottingham haulage contractor, is to contest, in the Liberal interest, the next Parliamentary election in the Melton Mowbray division.
Ma. H. D. RAPHAEL, sales manager for Leyland Motors, Ltd., in New Zealand, has returned to England on a business visit to the company's headquarters factories in Lancashire.
THE Er. HON. L. S. AMERY has been appointed to the board of directors of the Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., Wolverhampton. Mr. Amery, who has been a Member of Parliament for Birmingham since 1911, is a former First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary
of State for the Colonies, and Secretary cf State for Dominion Affairs. He has had .a long and -active political career, and has written many books on
economic and Empire affairs.
Ma. J. E. UPTON ha a been appointed Publicity Officer to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, in succession to MR. E. D. CAIRD, who resigned recently. Mr. Upton has spent six years with a well-known publicity company, and has lately been engaged in free-lance journalism.
We extend our congratulations to MR. and MRS. NORMAN A. HARDIE on the birth .of a Son, on Sunday last. Mr. Hardie is a well-known and popular personality in the commercialvehicle indtistry, being general manager (sales) of the Associated 'Equipment to., Ltd.
MR. C. A. ,Paoc-roa, overseas director, and MR. -J. L. Com-vale, director of manufacture, have been .appointed managing directors of the Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd. Mr. Proctor has seen 46 years with the Dunlop organization, whilst Mr. Collyer has completed 15 years in the company's employment.
The following names are on a new list of candidates for the post of transport manager to Darlington Corporation, which has been drawn up : —Messrs. C. BARTON, Eccles; E. DYSON, Ituddersfield; W. EVANS, Rotherham; W. PENMAN, Lancaster; G. H. PULE-REY. Nottingham: W. T. RICHARDS, Huddersfield; and H. TAYLOR, Darlington.